Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,797- £38,017 per annum at Grade I / £38,017 - £42,792 per annum at Grade J
20 May 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job number ACAD104565
Division/School School of Law
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,797- £38,017 per annum at Grade I / £38,017 - £42,792 per annum at Grade J
Closing date for applications 02-Jun-2020

The University of Bristol Law School is seeking to appoint an excellent legal researcher to work within an ambitious five-year programme that aims to reduce the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases linked to the built environment - including those associated with issues of environment and planetary health - through the transformation of the systems of city planning, development, and governance across the UK.

Collaborating across a wide range of disciplines in addition to public health, the research will involve legal/regulatory research in the contexts of corporate governance, urban planning, administrative law, and public health law.

The post-holder will have a legal research background, ideally with specialist knowledge in an area such as corporate law, economic law, regulation, or public health law that can demonstrably be applied in the context of UK urban environments. They will need to be able to conduct doctrinal legal and regulatory analysis, and contribute to critical and interdisciplinary analysis.

Specific research activities will include: a mapping and analysis of the legal and regulatory environments; literature reviewing; the conduct of semi-structured interviews/focus groups and thematic analysis using NVIVO or similar; disseminating findings at conferences and in journal articles and, where appropriate, the management of specific work sub-packages.

The successful postholder will be appointed at either Profile Level a (Research Associate, grade I) or Profile level b (Senior Research Associate, grade J) of the University’s Academic Pathways, commensurate with experience.

Please note - the position is open-ended with fixed term funding over a 30 month period.

Interviews anticipated week commencing 29th June 2020

For informal enquiries, please contact: Professor John Coggon at

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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